Last fall, the tech world was a-twitter over a post by Google employee James Damore suggesting the company’s gender diversity problem might have more to do with women’s genetics than the company’s culture, and complaining that the company was too politically correct to engage his arguments. That post—and the fact that he eventually got fired … Continued

Guest:  Sara Wachter-Boettcher,  a web consultant who works on designing things for people to use – and has just written a book about how that process so often goes so horribly off-track. It’s called Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and other Threats of Toxic Tech. Like this? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , or paste our feed link into any … Continued

America’s anti-trust laws were created after cutting-edge technologies, like rail travel, created natural monopolies. Are they up to dealing with today’s tech giants? Guest:  Lina Khan, director of Legal Policy at Open Markets Institute. Author of this sprawling article on what Amazon’s actual business practices tell us about about the state of antitrust law. Like … Continued

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